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“The benefits of a micromachined diamond surface include low wear and precise diamond patterning, to meet the demands of the 32nm node and beyond, which can result in CMP pad conditioners that last longer and perform better than the current industry standards,” said Dr. John A. Carlisle, chief technology officer, ADT. http://www.thindiamond.com
he ability for battery manufacturers to incorpo- rate a separator that meets all current require-
ments for lithium batteries in Electric Drive Vehicle (EDV) applications was disclosed at the 2010 Power Sources Conference with the announcement of a breakthrough separator product and a dedicated manufacturing facility set to begin production. Ad- vanced Membrane Systems (AMS) released details of their UltraLith-HP separator product and plans to open a 25,000 square foot manufacturing plant this summer.
Powered by Affymetrix™ (PbA) agreement. Under the agreement, Signature Dx obtains a worldwide license to use Affymetrix®
A microarray technology
to develop and commercialize diagnostic and pro- gnostic colorectal cancer (CRC) tests.
Signature Dx plans to launch two microarray-based in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) products by the fourth quarter of this year to enable earlier diagnosis and improved prognosis for CRC. Approximately 396,000 people are diagnosed with CRC annually in the five major European countries and the US, and millions more go undetected because of limitations in current
ffymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) and Signature Diagnostics AG (Signature Dx) have signed a
diagnosis methods. Signature Dx will launch the tests in Europe and plans to seek US regulatory approval in the future. http://www.signature-diagnostics.de/
ith the SPVQA series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE (ALPS, Tokyo: 6770) offers water-
proof detector switches with left- or right-hand side bent press-fit terminals for easy mounting without soldering. Housed in a 15.2mm x 6.4mm x 7.95mm (W x D x H) case, they are an ideal solution for auto- motive applications such as the mechanical detection of the position of doors, engine bonnets etc.
The vertically actuated push switches are remarka- ble for their small dimensions, high contact stability and long operating life of 300,000 switching cycles. Conceived as 1-pole 1-position switches, the SPVQA series is rated for switching currents of minimum 50µA at 5VDC or maximal 0.1A at 12VDC respec- tively. The necessary operating force accounts for 1±0.5N. Operating temperatures range from -40° C (-40° Fahrenheit) to +85° C (185° Fahrenheit). http://bit.ly/aSxjDm
he Board of Directors of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) has declared a quar-
terly dividend of $0.18 a share for the third quarter of 2010. The third quarter dividend is payable on October 8, 2010, to shareholders of record as of August 25, 2010. http://www.amcol.com
ded June 30, 2010. Total revenue for the six-month period ended June 30, 2010 was $98.8 million, a
MRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter en-